Personal history, cultural memory: Mary Lucier's ruminations on body and land
Discussion of the video work of the artist Mary Lucier on the occasion of two exhibitions: Noah's Raven at the Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio (7 Feb.-9 May 1993) and Oblique House (Valdez) at `Montage 93: International Festival of the Image' at Rochester, New York (11 July-7 Aug. 1993). Lucier's work explores such themes as trauma, memory, technology and the relationship between the body and the land. The author states that Lucier's videos enable the viewer to relate to their own experience and provide personal and cultural memories. She notes that Lucier's most recent work has an ecological theme and that her aim is to encourage a universal outlook.